Springfield, Illinois 

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Population

116,565

11% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.1%

Median Income

$48,848

Avg. Home Price

$106,900

Best Places to Live in Springfield, Illinois

Small capital city - Near the geographic center of Illinois
Pros
-Capital-city amenities
-Historic interest
-Cost of living
Cons
-Recreation
-High violent crime
-Low ethnic diversity

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What Bert Has To Say About Springfield Metro Area

Springfield, the state capital, is a quiet agricultural center with a strong government presence. This quiet town with a fairly well-educated population has a substantial heritage built around Abraham Lincoln’s residence and activities. It is “altogether fitting” that the Lincoln memorabilia should be mixed into such a traditional, mid-American city.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Sangamon County
Metro Area: Springfield Metro Area
City: Springfield
Zip Codes: 62704 62702 62703 62711 62712 62707 62701
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 613 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Springfield is 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Springfield jobs have increased by 0.90%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Springfield's cost of living is 16.70% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Springfield's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Springfield's population is 116,565 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.78%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Springfield is $106,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.01%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Springfield public schools spend $15,118 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Springfield. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Springfield

It's a good time to buy in Springfield. Home Appreciation is up 1.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Springfield Real Estate.

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Reviews for Springfield   23 Reviews
Honestly the worst. - 9/4/2014
Springfield is a welfare town, and the residents want it that way. That is all the people here care about, entitleists. The majority were bred and raised in Springfield... Read More

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thank you for rating - 4/21/2013
thank you for putting down what Springfield is like it sounds horrible.... Read More

over run with crime, drugs, gangs, and poverty - 8/13/2011
The Lincoln connection and historical sites are wonderful but what could have been a very nice town was poorly managed and almost no preventive measures taken to keep... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS
62704 62702 62703 62711 62712 62707 62701
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